I have been wondering if making a cake out of a boxed brownie mix (I used Ghirardelli) would work for some time now. I finally decided to try it on my birthday and my boys had been asking for brownies. To my, and their, delight...the Brownie Cake turned out great, if I do say so myself.
Friday, November 7, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
I love fall! And while it is still hot as blazes here, I can dream of cooler weather with the help of fresh pecans and apple cider. These Apple Cider Spiced Pecans are perfect in every way. Besides the amazing taste and crunch and goodness overall, my non-pecan eating son (I know, who would have thought?!) will now eat pecans! Yes!
Monday, September 1, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
It's July and it is hot as a firecracker outside and in! I don't know who in their right mind would turn on the oven in this heat! Well, except yours truly. I had a reason behind my madness. Wanna hear it? Good....I thought so. I figured, if I turned on the oven and made this fantastic Blueberry Coffee Cake for hubby and the boys, I could get a couple of breakfast meals, or snacks, out of it.....no turning on the oven a second time! Make sense? Maybe not but it was reasonable to me. A huge plus since I, one....used up all the blueberries in the fridge that were going to go bad. And two ..... I have been wanting to make this for a long time!
Hot out of the oven!
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Perfect for Father's Day or any ole day at all! It's easy to make this old recipe for Easy Peach Cobbler or Lazy Man's Cobbler. Use any fruit, fresh or frozen, and make those special to you feel special.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
This Chocolate Sour Cream Bread is very moist, not too sweet and will satisfy your craving for chocolate cake!
Saturday, March 29, 2014
My boys absolutely love the light, fluffy, pillowy bites of this Chocolate Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake!
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Double Chocolate Mayo Muffins are the best chocolate muffins, ever! At least according to my boys they are. Moist and chocolaty, they almost melt in your mouth! My oldest calls them Brownie Cupcakes. A huge thank you to our facebook friend, Jennifer W.. for sharing her mother's Banana Muffins recipe. (I adapted these Double Chocolate Mayo Muffins from the recipe.) Her mother added the delicious recipe, and others, to a cookbook for one of her birthdays. How sweet! Her mother also left room in the cookbook for her to add her own favorite recipes. I love it! My blog is my cookbook to my boys. Sharing their favorites and some memories along the way.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Do you love candy and cake? If you are reading this, chances are you do or at least know someone that does. Either way, I've got you covered with this Butterfinger Cake. It’s been around a very long time and it could very well be your Mama, and your Grandma, made this cake. Yes, indeed. Chocolate, caramel, candy and cool whip!!!! Shut the front door! Hurry up and make this for yourself or that someone that you know that needs this. Needing is a good thing, at least when you are talking Butterfinger Cake. Right?
Sunday, December 15, 2013
I've put together 9 of my favorite cakes along with Homemade Cake Release! A variety of cakes some made from scratch and others with a mix as the base. If you like the convenience of this post, please let me know and I'll have more round up posts. I'd love to know what cake you want to make also. Enjoy!
Friday, November 8, 2013
I have mentioned it before and I'll say it again...I do not like pumpkin pie. Yes, I know what you are thinking and just imagine I may nbe the only person that doesn't like it! They was always made by my precious Mama and Grandma every holiday. A huge dollop of cream on top and my, oh my, dear Daddy was a happy man! I on the other hand, never inherited the love of pumpkin pie. I do love pumpkin bread, cookies, muffins and now, this dip. Just don't give me a slice Mama's pumpkin pie or I'll have to hurt feeling and not eat it. Check out this recipe on The Great Eggo Waffle Off!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
My boys love to eat waffles! When I don’t have time to make homemade, I pop Eggo Waffles in the toaster for their breakfast. And Hey, did you know...Eggo Waffles also make great desserts, like these Cranberry Apple Waffle Dumplings! A tiny bit of tartness, here and there, from the cranberries and apples that are mingled with spice infused sugary, syrupy, sticky greatness! YES! Oh, did I mention I entered this delicious recipe in The Great Eggo Waffle Off? Here is the link to my Cranberry Apple Waffle Dumplings
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
An old recipe passed down and around from generation to generation. Old classics, from our parents and grandparents, are the ones that are dear to my heart. Tried and true, they are truly amazing. Withstanding the test of time to be made over and over and over, again. Just reading an old recipe can make my heart smile with sweet and loving memories of years gone by. ~heartfelt smile~
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Looking for a different cake? You have found it here! I am truly amazed how this Multi Grain and Quinoa Whole Wheat Cake turned out. We love it! I used Minute Multi Grain and Quinoa Medley to make the cake. It is amazing!
Saturday, August 24, 2013
I remember as a child…watching my precious Mama as she stood at the stove cooking these sweet biscuit donuts. A paper towel lined plate and brown lunch bags were close at hand. The ingredients inside held different varieties of sweetness. Powdered sugar, my favorite, cinnamon and sugar, and plain ole granulated sugar could be found inside.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
I’ve heard about mayonnaise cakes for the longest of times. Certainly they have been around forever. Your precious mama and grandma, most likely, made them for you. I’m pretty certain mine did even though I despise mayo or miracle whip. If you have been around here, you know the story, how my mean sister made me eat a heaping tablespoon of the white stuff. ~shivers thinking about it~ This is the only way I will ever eat it. Ever! You will not notice it at all, I promise. It makes the cake very moist, even when using a cake mix. Go ahead and try it, you will be glad you did. I will be making one from scratch soon and look forward to sharing it, along with two other mayonnaise cakes I made this past week. Yes, my boys really love them. They don't know what the secret ingredient is, I'm not certain I'm going to tell them, either. ;)
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Yes, you read it right! An amazing pie .. hey, that's what hubby said, without baking. You will need to turn the oven on if you are going use a pie crust that isn't graham cracker. But, that is totally doable when you have a pie as the result, right? Get your blueberries ready to nest in a crust for a simple, and rather pretty, dessert.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
I made this recipe, which is supposed to bread, but is more like pound cake, and topped it with a refreshing drizzle of lime glaze. I took it to the pool and in no time at all, it was gone! So refreshing on a hot day. Enjoy!